Politics & Government

January 3, 2012

Farmers may feel impact of proposed child labor law changes

Recent proposals from the U.S. Department of Labor — the first to address youth labor in more than four decades — have stirred alarm and confusion among family farms, where children have been pitching in since mankind’s earliest harvests. Federal officials and workplace safety groups contend the rules are needed to protect youngsters engaged in one of the most dangerous industries in the nation.

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